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News - 6 August 2014

Overdue Nursery Inspections puts children at risk
Ofsted has been accused of putting pre-school children at risk and of not being fit for purpose over a backlog of nursery and childminder inspections.
 
It has been found that a quarter of early years providers have not been inspected for at least four years despite Ofsted insisting all inspections must take place within that time.
 
Jill Rutter, head of policy and research at the Family and Childcare Trust said: "Ultimately it does increase risks to children."
 
Neil Leitch, chief executive of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, said Ofsted has questions to answer. "If you've got providers out there that haven't been inspected for years and years and years that's not a healthy position and that's not, if you like, fit for purpose," he said.
 
Lavinia Newman, founder of ABDS comments:
“Ofsted has restarted the inspection cycle, beginning on 1st September 2012 and will end on 31 July 2016. The new research shows that 19,204 nurseries and childminders out of a total of 77,509 have been waiting for four years or more for an inspection."
 
The data also shows 7,280 registered providers have not been inspected for at least five years and 611 have been waiting for six years or more, and that 342 have never been inspected by Ofsted at all, while 3,655 were judged to be only "satisfactory" at their last inspection - a grading now re-classified as "requiring improvement".
 
Nurseries and childminders used to be inspected every two years, but in 2005 the interval was extended to every three to four years to save £4.7m a year.
 
If you need any help and advice on Nursery Schools and or starting up a new business contact Lavinia Newman, Stuart Coleman or Tonmoy Kumar to discuss how ABDS can help
 
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